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. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
gunman major hassan. hassan is accused of opening fire on soldiers at the ft. hood military base in texas in november of 2009. 13 people were killed. more than 30 others wounded thursday, the 95th pga starts in rochester, new york. phil mickelson fresh off the british open win will be there with tiger woods. we'll have live updates throughout the championship so stay with us. on friday, it's the ultimate disney fan event. the d 23 expo is happening in anaheim, california. thousands of fans go there to meet disney stars and get behind the scenes details of their favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do
fans can take a page from the business section. not very nice, though. >>> army major nidal hassan gunned down dozens of people at fort hood and now he wants to be the next to die. they want off the case because they say hassan himself wants to be executed. ed lavandera covering the court-martial in texas for us. ed, what is the very latest on this? >> good morning. we are waiting for court procedure proceedings to bedwgin this morning. this is after everything was dramatically shut down in the courtroom yesterday after the three attorneys that are essentially standing by major hassan's side, he is acting as his own attorney, but the military has invited three attorneys that help him guide through any legal procedural issues. they are not actually speaking in the courtroom because hasan has been doing it. those three attorneys started voicing concerns. hasan is trying to help the prosecution to ensure that he gets the death penalty and those attorneys don't feel like they can stand by and watch that happen. as soon as the attorney said that the judge shut everything down and put in
] now where's the snooze button? >>> 13 minutes past the hour. the trial of army major hassan is back on. a judge ruling the ft. hood suspect can continue representing himself while ordering his legal team to stay on as advisers as well. the attorneys caused a delay asking the judge to remove them from the case. they believe the defendant is trying to secure a death sentence. >>> two friends of tsarnaev stand accused of making off with a laptop and backpack from the room after he told them to take what is there. they face charges and could spend up to 25 years in prison if convicted. >>> a man who plotted to blow up the federal reserve building in new york with a 9,000 pound bomb. the 24-year-old blames his radicalization on a childhood stammering problem and a cheating girlfriend. he claims to now love america insisting he rejected radical islam. >>> to texas and a shooting spree in dallas that left four dead. the funman was a 44-year-old special education teacher and former member of a hip hop dance troop that performs at dallas mavericks games. the women he killed were his e stranged
them to present. they are hoping to introduce the case of hassan, a muslim sentenced to death for attacking fellow american soldiers in 2003. they want to argue he was a copy cat. >>> closing arguments set this morning in the sentencing faze of bradley manning's trial. the 25-year-old facing a maximum sentence of 90 years in prison after his conviction of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. last week, he apologized for his actions and for hurting the united states. a military judge could announce her decision as early as today. >>> the sentencing gets under way for robert bales. he gunned town 16 civilians in afghanistan. he pled guilty to more than 30 criminal charges to avoid the death penalty. he now faces a life sentence. a jury will decide if he should be offered parole. he should not have been stationed in afghanistan because of a history of ptsd and a traumatic brain injury. >>> in egypt, the battle between civilians and -- the egyptian state tv says 24 soldiers were killed in an attack on the sinai pe innocence la. over the weekend, 36 p
president of iran hassan rourhani. >> we are prepared seriously and without wasting time to enter negotiations with the other side which are serious and substantive. >> so what do you think? is this new president of iran more moderate than ahmadinejad? >> he's less colorful than al qaeda -- ahmadinejad. but doesn't mean he's less of this group. in regard to the nuclear program, they are all on the same page. they're trying to find the most effective way to defy and defeat the whole world. so i think the real issue -- i cannot in the way of someone wants to talk to them or try to talk to them. but any contact with them, any negotiation with the new limits in a way that will make sure that the strategic clarity of the need to block iran from turning nuclear will be kept in mind so that long before starting 2014, iranians should know, probably behind closed doors. no need to embarrass them in public. they should know that either they are serious about putting an end to the nuclear military program or else. >> the form he defense minister of israel, the former prime minister of israel
nadal hassan set to begin this week. did you know he'll be representing himself in the trial? so his victims, they will have to take the stand and answer questions from the man who shot them that's next. if you've got it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and man, you know how that feels. copd includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. spiriva is a once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that helps open my obstructed airways for a full 24 hours. you know, spiriva helps me breathe easier. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can reverse copd. spiriva helps me breathe better.
-on-soldier attack in u.s. history and he could face the death penalty if convicted. hassan has chosen to represent himself. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence joining me now. chris, this is -- i mean, this is almost unbelievable, shocking some people would say. and you can just imagine sort of being in the shoes of these victims and being questioned by the person that you were shot by or allegedly shot by. >> that's right, brianna. they believe this is the man who tried to kill them and yet they are going to be subjected to his questions if he, indeed, tries to cross-examine them. because of that, no one really knows what to expect when this hearing gets started in less than an hour, but just because you have the right to defend yourself, it doesn't give you free reign in the court to do whatever you want. there's going to be a lot of pressure on this military judge to make sure that hasan does not go so far as to harass some of these witnesses. when this army major goes on trial today for allegedly murdering 13 fellow soldiers and civilians, he may not put on much of a defense. major nidal
its case against the army major named nidal hassan who topped the news for months because he admitted to killing 13 american soldiers at ft. hood in 2009. cnn's ed lavandera has been on top of this story. he shows us some of the most important rulings
maggio. after a series of delays, court marshal ofny dal hassan beginning today. he's expected to cross examine some of the very people he's accused of shooting. 13 people were killed. >>> the man suspected of driving a car into a crowd on the boardwalk in venice beach, california, expected to appear in court for the first time today. nathan campbell was charged with murder after turning himself in. the terrifying incident killed a 32 year old on her honeymoon and married just three days when the car struck her. one person was critically hurt, two others have serious injuries. >>> president obama's better bargain for the middle class road tour stops in phoenix today. he'll talk about home ownership in a city decimated by the housing crisis. he'll lay out plans to keep the housing recovery going before heading to burbank for an appearance on "the tonight show." >>> let's talk cookie monster, folks, isn't exactly known for self control when it comes to cookies, but this muppet is changing his ways. he's put out a new parody of the pop summer hit "i love it" to make his point. this cookie monster
whether dimaggio might be their biological father. >>> closing arguments psychiatrist turned killer hassan argued against allowing the jury to discuss lesser charges. he offered no defense and did not testify. >>> the national archives released the final watergate tapes on the day four of his top advisers resigned, caught on tape saying he would never talk about watergate again and received phone calls of support. >>> got to show you this incredible video of a sinkhole swallowing an entire row of trees in assumption parish, louisiana. this sinkhole has been expanding for over a year. officials think it was caused by the drilling of a well into an underground salt mine. it's shocking to watch this happen just before your eyes and after a while it's like nothing happened. >> you're sure it wasn't a gator. >> sure it wasn't a gator-nado. >> i've watched "swamp people." >> we will have an investigation. >> shoot 'em, shoot 'em! i watch large amounts of reality shows. >> we need an intervention. indra, kate? >> believe me this is the least of my problems. >> no kidding. indra is keeping track o
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